fredag, oktober 11, 2013

Ulocs now - Qubulus then

For those of you that remembers, I started Qubulus in 2010 based on a project I ran at MHBC, the art of indoor positioning based on multiple radio networks. When I left Qubulus at the end of 2011 it was with a vision to scientifically solve personal positioning, for good. Without radio networks.

Why without radio?
Everyone uses radio to position individuals today. Network operators (best ~50 meters in urban areas), other radio technologies as WiFi, Bluetooth, sound (3-10 meters) based on what is in a Smartphone today. The rest I will ignore for now.
The accuracy/penetration was very good, in favor of Qubulus as we developed a new tech platform that was way more accurate with less than 2 meters in bad places. The problem was that it was still depending on the radio access points being on the same spot all the time and that in many places there are no radio available at all. Then the impractical need to record every floor with equipment etc etc.

I had come to the conclusion that sensors (accelerometers, gyrometers, pressure, magnetism etc) similar to the ones used on Smartphones is the way to go  You can read more about what we do at Ulocs on this.

Now here is a video showing the comparison of Ulocs and Qubulus platforms at the same location, same settings and it will be obvious that we have killed radio as a method of indoor positioning when it comes to applications that needs "always on" as a prerequisite.

With this simple demo of a Ulocs device showing that Ulocs sensor driven tech is extremely accurate and radio independent, we want to pinpoint the use cases of this device and the core tech in it:

1. Accurate body movement tracing to enable gaming environments with or without avatars, analytics of the movements, coaching feedback of performance etc. To be incorporated in shoes, gloves, jackets, trousers, head gears, helmets and more.

2. Accurate positioning of the wearer in X-Y-Z that enables data transfer of the position to   other devices and external systems. Great support for workforce in high risk environments: guards, hospital staff, security workers, transportation, police, fire fighters and more.

3. Accurate body analytics based on Ulocs Styles to define how well or not well a wearer of a device carries out their daily life. Can easily detect fatigue, illness, heart function and other diagnostic behavior recognized in movement pattern changes. Great support for remote/home monitoring of patients, hotel & resort guests and more.

If you have more ideas on how to use our technology then don't hesitate to contact us!

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